SkyPixel and DJI Call for Entries in 8th Annual Photo and Video Contest – WebWire | Episode Movies


DJI and SkyPixel, one of the world’s most popular online aerial photography and videography communities, today announced that the 8th Annual SkyPixel Photo and Video Contest will bring a new focus to storytelling and a larger prize pool than ever before. This year’s SkyPixel competition, which runs from November 9, 2022 to January 30, 2023, calls on photo and video artists to inspire the aerial photography community like never before by sharing “The Story Behind” their aerial and handheld devices -Tell pictures. To encourage creators to participate, the total prize value has been increased to $143,000.


A competition inspired by you


The annual SkyPixel Photo and Video Contest has always been more than just a contest. It’s a celebration of the stories that made this work possible. These stories tell the creative, daring spirit that made image capture what it is today – whether from the ground with a traditional camera or in the air with a camera drone. DJI products and innovations have been at the forefront of the aerial photography explosion: Curious pilots attached action cameras to the original Phantom 1 and inspired engineers to build a three-axis gimbal camera for all future drones. Blockbuster cinematographers made more dynamic scenes and formed the basis of the Ronin series of professional camera stabilizers. Families and everyday adventurers began sharing their world on the go, manifesting the Osmo Pocket, Action and Mobile. As the creative imaging community continues to grow to capture more perspectives, DJI and SkyPixel want the world to see the stunning flight stories this technology can capture and be inspired to capture their own amazing images.


The Story Behind


In this eighth edition of the competition, DJI and SkyPixel place the art of storytelling at the heart of each image, identifying “The Story Behind” as the central theme. Entrants will convey a message and meaning in their submitted video or photo. There are ten categories to choose from, each evoking different types of stories that participants can craft through their own visual storytelling. There is no restriction on the type or brand of drones used, and participants can submit as many photos or videos as they like.


Submissions will be judged by a panel of eminent industry professionals, including Claudio Miranda (Oscar-winning cinematographer), Anne Farrar (Assistant Managing Editor of Photography for National Geographic Magazine), Phil Pastihov (Director of Cinematography for films such as The Lord of the Rings), Hasselblad Master Benjamin Everett, Air Pixels Founder Tobias Hägg, Photographer George Steinmetz, Cinematographer Toby Strong, Cinematographer Yu Jingping, and Photographer Wang Ning.


The biggest SkyPixel prize package ever


This year, SkyPixel and DJI are awarding more than 42 prizes totaling nearly $143,000 – the highest value in the competition’s history. For the grand prize winners, who were recognized as Best Work, one video and one photo entrant will each receive the brand new Hasselblad 907X Anniversary Edition Kit along with a trophy and certificate. Prizes in other categories include DJI Mavic 3, Osmo Action 3, and $13,700 in DJI Credits.


Details of SkyPixel’s 8th Annual Photo and Video Contest


The video competition consists of six categories:


The category nature – a force of nature


There is nothing more powerful than Mother Nature. The extent of its beauty never ceases to amaze. Share with us how nature has profoundly changed you and capture its splendor in all its glory.


The City category – urban inspiration


Cities can have the power to transform the people who live in them. They can influence views, create communities and ignite passions. Show how a city shapes those who visit it and those who call it home.


The travel category – Destination: Beautiful


Traveling can be fun for everyone. For some, it’s magic. While it may be impossible to explain, it can be experienced to last a lifetime. Take us on a journey and capitalize on your love of travel.


The Sport category – more than a game


Sport plays a big role in our lives. They keep us fit, connect us to others and drive us to get better. Take us for a ride and show the world what your sport means to you.


The story category – says more than a thousand words


Do you have a story worth telling? Capture it with a lens and share it with the world. Make your voice heard and change someone’s attitude. This is your time. You have the stage.


The vertical category – from a different perspective


The world has fallen in love with vertical video and it’s easy to see why. Use a larger framework to share a moment worth looking up to.


Please note: All submitted videos must not exceed five minutes in length. Entry must contain at least 30 seconds of footage shot with DJI products.


The photo competition consists of four categories:


The category nature – a force of nature


There is nothing more powerful than Mother Nature. The extent of its beauty never ceases to amaze. Share with us how nature has profoundly changed you and capture its splendor in all its glory.


The category architecture – beauty in design


Architecture is the perfect combination of art and ingenuity on a grand scale. Celebrate these achievements in design by sharing the buildings and structures that inspire you.


The portrait category – portrait in the sky


In photography, the portrait has a way of attracting the audience that other images cannot. Capture a moment and empower your subject with a portrait that captures its essence.


The Sport category – more than a game


Sport plays a big role in our lives. They keep us fit, connect us to others and drive us to get better. Take us for a ride and show the world what your sport means to you.


Please note: All photos must be taken with a drone and each image must be at least 3MB in size with a minimum resolution of 300dpi. EXIF data should be preserved.


Submission Details


Submission start date: November 9, 2022, 12:00 (UTC+8)


Submission deadline: January 30, 2023, 12:00 (UTC+8)


Price announcement: March 3, 2023, 12:00 (UTC+8)


Interested participants can visit the 8th Annual SkyPixel Photo and Video Contest website for more information on the contest rules and guidelines: www.skypixel.com/contests/2022


Please always fly with caution, be aware of the flight environment and follow local regulations at all times.


About SkyPixel


Founded in 2014, SkyPixel is a leading global community for aerial photography and videographers. The platform has over 42 million registered users and hosts thousands of aerial photos and videos uploaded daily by users around the world, with unique content reaching over 1 million views. In December 2021, SkyPixel hosted its 7th Annual Aerial Photography and Video Contest, inviting members to submit their best aerial creations. In just two months, the competition received nearly 30,000 entries from professional photographers, videographers, flight enthusiasts and content creators from 124 countries and regions. Additionally, SkyPixel is fueling the growth of the aerial photography community with a brand new Popular Places section, featuring tips from key experts on creating the best aerial photography in 30 popular regions. The SkyPixel community also welcomes video content captured with DJI Osmo Series handheld cameras and gimbals, which can be edited and shared directly from the user’s DJI Mimo app. Visit www.skypixel.com for more information.


About DJI


DJI is committed to promoting sustainable progress in humanity to create a better world. Since its inception in 2006, DJI has earned a global reputation as a pioneer in the civil drone industry and continuous innovation, and has long been a leader in multiple fields of intelligent technology. DJI strives for the ultimate in intelligent drone systems and digital imaging that make it easy for everyone to capture unique ideas, revolutionize the flight and imaging experience, bring a new vision to the world, and allow the beauty of technology to transcend imagination. DJI offers specialized platforms as efficient, safe and intelligent tools for emergency response, public safety, energy, infrastructure inspection, surveying and mapping applications, Filmmaking, animal and conservation and many other industries to reshape the way people live and work. Digital agricultural solutions based on spatial intelligence drive global agricultural development, innovation and progress.


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